Are you a snack-o-maniac? Here are 4 ways you can cut back on mindless munching

Updated 24 Nov, 2021 04:23pm

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Heads up: you're going to need to make really little changes to your lifestyle.

Heads up: you're going to need to make really little changes to your lifestyle.
Heads up: you're going to need to make really little changes to your lifestyle.

Are you always on the look out for snacks to beat the afternoon slump?

Always sneaking into the pantry to find munchies for your Netflix playlist?

Not sure about you, but that's definitely all of us in here.

Since snacking is one habit we know we can't really let go of, we've built a quick list of to-dos that you can bookmark to ensure all that liberally fried, unhealthy food stays out of your life.

Here it is:

Meal prep, meal prep, meal prep

Heard that enough already?

We know it's hard to plan your snacks ahead but trust us, that's the first step towards building a healthier lifestyle.

Prepping meals ensures hunger pangs don't end up leading you to all the junk your siblings have stored in kitchen cabinets for themselves.

In fact, the practice ensures you discipline yourself and have enough options available for times when your mood steers those late night munching decisions.

Don't have enough time to set for yourself a fully planned and portioned meal box? Throw together some chia seeds or quinoa with your favourite fruit and some yogurt, and you're done.

Make sure your food looks good

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder? If there's anything that statement does not apply to, it's food!

From late night snackers to those always ordering in munchies at work, good looking meals are welcomed by all.

Get yourself some cute platters, Instagrammable bowls and trendy cutlery to move your attention away from the quantity of food you're devouring.

We know that's easier said than done, but there's no harm in trying. Right?

Limit meals per day

If you're looking to shed weight, a 3,500 calorie deficit per week is said to result in steady weight loss of 1 lb for a healthy individual. Thus, reducing the number of meals and keeping an eye on your portions should automatically put you on the right track.

Don't want to completely rid your life of those crisps? Sure.

Get yourself little zip-lock bags to create portions of crisps and chips, instead of eating directly from the bag. Makes a world of difference when you're aiming to be mindful of what you eat.

Switch to tasty organic alternatives

Wanna take healthy eating up a notch? Introduce your taste buds to some fantastic organic alternatives to regular snacks; for example, super foods like nuts, quinoa, chia seeds, or hand cooked chips and nutrient-dense cocoa nibs.

But where does one find these in Pakistan?

House of Samrah has the answer.

The brand recently launched Hunter’s Gourmet, which is a complete range of organic and healthy food options, available both in stores and online.

Hunter’s Gourmet range consists of organic and gluten-free products that are basically an answer to all our snacking woes and diet plans. The range also has options for those looking to remain strictly gluten-free.

Check them out here.

Got tips of your own you'd like to share? Leave them in the comments below.


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